this recipe of aloo 65 or potato 65 has the routine story of a housewife behind it.
there are times we plan to cook a particular dish and do not end up cooking it for myriad number of reasons – some ingredient is missing, we are tired or not feeling good in health or don’t have enough time to cook that dish or the maid has not come or we had a fight or argument with a family member/friend and god knows so many things…
i agree women are emotional and i am no exception to this. i always plan my menu but there are ocassions i simply cannot cook what i have planned.
well in the case of aloo 65, the reason was not emotional. i had actually planned to make it with cauliflower. i had heard so much about gobi 65 that i wanted to try it. so when i removed the cauliflower from the fridge, i had to throw it away.
if you live in india, you will know by now why i threw the cauliflower. anything wriggling on any veggie makes me just throw it away… and the cauliflower had many of these wriggly insects
the name of this recipe is unusual. just like aloo 65 there is chicken 65 too. some say it was named liked this, as this chicken recipe,was on the 65th list on the menu of a restaurant in hyderabad, india and hence the name chicken 65.
now you can substitute chicken with any veggie and call it gobi 65, aloo 65 and even there is a possibly of a paneer 65 or tofu 65. so many options galore
the aloo 65 or potato 65 is a good starter snack. best to have them when they are hot. once they become cool, the crispiness is lost.
presenting below the recipe in step by step for aloo 65:
firstly parboil the potatoes in a pressure cooker or pan.
now drain the potatoes.
peel and dice them.
take all the ingredients for the aloo 65 except for potatoes and oil in a bowl.
now add water and make a smooth and thick batter.
now add the diced potatoes to the batter.
take each batter coated potato and shallow fry or deep fry till golden brown and crisp.
drain on kitchen paper napkin.
garnish with chopped cilantro or mint and serve aloo 65 hot with some tomato sauce or coriander chutney and enjoy.
aloo 65 recipe details are below: